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Review: Domke F-3x

 
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Jul 17, 2009 23:32 |  #46

Couple of shots of this bag on me - I'm 5'8/173cm and 60kg so I'm quite slight... the bag still has quite a small profile, though, even on me:

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Jul 17, 2009 23:33 |  #47

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Gear Listhttp://www.codastudios​.com.au (external link) Reviews & Hotlinks: Domke F-3x - Pelican 1510/1514 (external link) & 1610/1614 (external link) - DIY Variable Length OC-E3 - Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home (external link) - FA-100 (external link)

  
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Aug 16, 2009 18:52 |  #48

Jim - Thank you for the fantastic photos and reviews. I really enjoyed this one and your Crumpler 6MDH!


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Aug 30, 2009 11:13 as a reply to  @ RichardSRT's post |  #49

I am possibly looking at this bag, and wondered if my kit would fit comfortably in it! It would be appreaciated if you could give me your thoughts.

I am looking to fit in a: 40D + 17-85 w/ Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, 430EXII, 50 1.8, a rocketblower and perhaps another prime (either a 28 1.8 or an 85 1.8!)
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Edit- Forgot to say Fantastic review ;)




  
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Aug 30, 2009 11:26 |  #50

Does Domke make a thinner, slightly longer bag? I want to hold my 1D with a 70-200L (max) horizontally, and this F3-x seems too deep.


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Aug 30, 2009 18:33 |  #51

The F-803 is taller and thinner. That series of bags mor closely resembles messenger bags.


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Aug 30, 2009 20:56 as a reply to  @ DisrupTer911's post |  #52

RichardSRT wrote in post #8470746 (external link)
Jim - Thank you for the fantastic photos and reviews. I really enjoyed this one and your Crumpler 6MDH!

Glad to see people are still getting use out of the reviews :)

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I am possibly looking at this bag, and wondered if my kit would fit comfortably in it! It would be appreaciated if you could give me your thoughts.

I am looking to fit in a: 40D + 17-85 w/ Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, 430EXII, 50 1.8, a rocketblower and perhaps another prime (either a 28 1.8 or an 85 1.8!)
Cheers

So long as the 40D isn't gripped... I don't know how the Sigma 70-200 2.8 compares to the Canon 2.8 IS version but the latter will only fit in the internal lens pocket if you take the hood off. That's not so much of an issue if you put in some sort of divider and ignore the lens pocket as it'll squash flat against the inside wall if not in use... or just stick the lens hood under your 40D+17-85.

The 430EX II should happily fit in one of the outside pockets... so I reckon you'd be good with the 70-200, 40D+17-85 and at least one additional lens in the bag - if you're talking small primes two should be fine, imho.

Having said all that I don't have access to this bag at the moment so I'm just going off my memory...

Vascilli wrote in post #8549395 (external link)
Does Domke make a thinner, slightly longer bag? I want to hold my 1D with a 70-200L (max) horizontally, and this F3-x seems too deep.

There's the F-803 but it doesn't happily fit a 1D body - that's the reason I sold the F-803 for the F-3x. There's quite a few other Domke options out there... check B&H's list of Domke bags or cambags.com/reviews here for some more ideas.


Gear Listhttp://www.codastudios​.com.au (external link) Reviews & Hotlinks: Domke F-3x - Pelican 1510/1514 (external link) & 1610/1614 (external link) - DIY Variable Length OC-E3 - Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home (external link) - FA-100 (external link)

  
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Aug 31, 2009 05:02 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #53

Thanks alot for your help Jim, i think the f3x is a tad to small, and the f4 AF would probably be a better choice.

Keep up the awesome reviews!




  
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Nov 16, 2009 07:41 as a reply to  @ podgeorge's post |  #54

This pictorial review is to showcase the RUGGEDWEAR Fabric on the RUGGEDWEAR Version of my new F-3X Domke.


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Dec 03, 2009 21:39 |  #56

Thanks Jim for the review! Info is very handy.

My gear is 7D with grip, 24-70 (always on), 70-200 F4 (slimmer compared to F2.8 ) and 50 F1.4. Currently I have no flash. Do you think my set will fit in F-3x okay?

I intend to lay the 7D body with 24-70 horizontally, and to inset the 70-200 into one of the lens pocket vertically. 50 F1.4 will fit its place somewhere next to the 70-200.

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Dec 04, 2009 05:30 |  #57

The 7D/24-70 won't leave room for another (long) lens if you put it horizontally. You could rest it on the 50 f/1.4 though. Stored vertically, it'll work, but I'm not sure if the 70-200 will fit into one of the internal sleeves. I just put my 70-200 2.8 into the main compartment together with the body and 24-70.


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Dec 06, 2009 00:32 |  #58

Thanks Jon!

I couldn't wait but got myself the bag already!

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Arrangement 1: Gripped 7D fitted with 50mm 1.4. F-3X can hold without any issue. 24-70 has to go without its hood to fit into the lens pocket. 70-200's hood is fitted reversed (same as in the other 2 arrangements shown below), no problem with that.
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Arrangement 2: 70-200 in one pocket and 7D with 24-70 stored horizontally. I don't reckon it's a proper arrangement as the length of the bag is simply a bit too short for this.
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Arrangement 3: This is much more comfortable. All lenses facing up and there's room for the 3rd lens too. Drawback of this layout is that the pull out action is not as swift as when the camera body is up (24-70 facing down). Will try if 10-22 can fit in 50 1.4's place when my budget allows.
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Dec 06, 2009 05:03 |  #59

Thanks for the pics!
They're great for helping me decide!


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Dec 06, 2009 20:22 |  #60

These reviews were so good they actually reminded me of how much I like the f-3. I was considering a satchel type bag from Domke but I may just stick with this puppy for now.


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